Facebook Town Hall with Rep. Paul Baumbach

I had a great time joining fellow Newark colleague Rep. Paul Baumbach for his monthly Facebook town hall last week. We tackled a variety of topics and fielded questions from constituents during the hourlong event. Looking forward to doing this again in the future.

January Facebook Town Hall

I had a great time joining fellow Newark colleague Paul Baumbach, State Representative for his monthly Facebook town hall last night. We tackled a variety of topics and fielded questions from constituents during the hourlong event. Looking forward to doing this again in the future.

Posted by Rep. Ed Osienski on Friday, January 19, 2018

Delawareonline: Making the DMV Easier!

Delawareonline recently wrote (http://delonline.us/2mkaHiT) about howDelaware Division of Motor Vehicles is expanding its online services to include driver license renewal. This came about due to legislation I sponsored and Governor John Carney signed into law this year removing the requirement for signatures to be in pen and ink for a driver license, identification card, or registration application processes.

I’m glad to see the DMV continuing to streamline processes and make life easier for busy residents.

Delawareonline recently wrote (http://delonline.us/2mkaHiT) about how Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles is expanding its online services to include driver license renewal. This came about due to legislation I sponsored and Governor John Carney signed into law this year removing the requirement for signatures to be in pen and ink for a driver license, identification card, or registration application processes.I'm glad to see the DMV continuing to streamline processes and make life easier for busy residents.

Posted by Rep. Ed Osienski on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Governor’s Advisory Council on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

There were some really interesting discussions taking place on the Advisory Council on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles that met on December 21

We are looking at this innovative tech’s impact on public safety, economic development and transportation network capabilities. Experts say that autonomous vehicles will help drivers avoid crashes, reduce commute time and better help the elderly and people with disabilities have the freedom to travel wherever they need to go.

It’s an exciting innovation with many moving parts, and I am extremely happy to be a part of these discussions on the council. Though we may have safer vehicles, our highways are still dangerous.

The U.S. Department of Transportation found that there have been more than 2.2 million motor vehicle-related deaths in the U.S. in the past 50 years, with human error being a major factor in nearly all fatal crashes.

USA Today Report: Closing the Charleston Loophole

Closing the Charleston Loophole

This USA TODAY analysis (http://delonline.us/2inalph) should both trouble and reassure #Delaware residents.The #FBI attempted last year to recover more than 4,000 guns sold to prohibited people, the largest number in a decade. Federal law allows gun sales to go ahead if the background check isn't completed within 72 hours.Delaware closed this #CharlestonLoophole in 2016 (http://bit.ly/2fp2F2w). Our law requires a person purchasing a firearm to pass a background check before a transaction can be completed. The law allows 25 days for a background check before a firearm can be transferred.

Posted by Ed Osienski on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

This USA TODAY analysis (http://delonline.us/2inalph) should both trouble and reassure Delaware residents.

The FBI attempted last year to recover more than 4,000 guns sold to prohibited people, the largest number in a decade. Federal law allows gun sales to go ahead if the background check isn’t completed within 72 hours.

Delaware closed this Charleston Loophole in 2016 (http://bit.ly/2fp2F2w). Our law requires a person purchasing a firearm to pass a background check before a transaction can be completed. The law allows 25 days for a background check before a firearm can be transferred.

Thanksgiving Traditions!

Rep. Osienski: Thanksgiving Traditions

Happy #Thanksgiving! Spend time with family and friends. Here's one of my new traditions (and an old favorite). #netDE #GiveBack

Posted by Ed Osienski on Thursday, November 23, 2017

Out in the Community: Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

We started the Thanksgiving holiday right this weekend by giving out 237 turkeys to local families. The effort started small years ago, with community members distributing turkeys out of a trunk of a car to those in need.

Now, this drive has given out more than 500 turkeys over the past two years. Big thanks to The Journey for coordinating and purchasing the turkeys and Newark High students for helping out!

Delaware Is Now A Little More Bike Friendly!

Delaware: More Bike-Friendly, Safe

If you're getting some good-weather #cycling in this week, you should know that #Delaware is now a little more #BikeFriendly.Governor John Carney signed legislation from my colleagues Rep. Larry Mitchell and Sen. David P. Sokola last week that makes it safer for cyclists to ride side-by-side with motorists. The new law clarifies #bike road rules, and addresses traffic signals. Maybe I'll see you out on the trails or roads in Newark or Lewes.

Posted by Ed Osienski on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

If you enjoy cycling as I do, you should know that Delaware is now a little more bike friendly!

On October 5, Governor John Carney signed legislation from my colleagues Rep. Larry Mitchell and Sen. David P. Sokola that makes it safer for cyclists to ride side-by-side with motorists. The new law clarifies bike road rules, and addresses traffic signals.

Maybe I’ll see you out on the trails or roads in Newark or Lewes!